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From: Steve (stevevideogroup.com)
Date: Mon May 06 2002 - 07:55:29 CDT
On Monday 06 May 2002 07:42 am, you wrote:
>Alexander Thoma wrote:
>>>>so my advice: administrate your system by hand and let all those
>>>The problem is that SuSE 8.0 makes it very hard to configure
>>>manually. That's a bad tendency - especially reagrding security.
I too am uncomfortable with the "behind scene" changes. Yast is a good tool
for SuSE installed apps. But when you f.ex. prefer a newer Samba you are in
trouble if you install from source and then accidentally run automatic online
update. You hose your samba install. True, it would be MY mistake, but why
allow it in the first place. On any scripts/pgms I write I take these kinds
of things into consideration which makes it overall safer to administer.
The best solution would be if you could turn off modules in Yast where you
prefer to configure things manually. Then whatever you did, or some jr admin,
it would not hose the system. This kind of problems always happen when you
automate. You gain here and loose there.
SuSE is really pretty OK as long as you stick to their install. So I can
easily agree with the desktop feel that previous email spoke about. I've been
oscillating on going back to RH on servers for that reason. Actually I've
also been leaning towards assembling my own server distro for my own use.
At least it would be easy to administer and upgrade. Under early Linux I had
a whole environment that I had created using scripts that maintained it all.
So I've come full circle.
-- Steve Szmidt V.P. Information Video Group Distributors, Inc.
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